- Up to Current
- Community boost from Commissioner crime fund (31 July 2014)
- Commissioner fund targets diversity (4 Aug 2014)
- Huge community boost from Commissioner crime fund with more than £500,000 awarded this year so far (23 Oct 2014)
- West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner opens latest community fund grant round (3 Nov 2014)
- Nearly £700,000 Awarded to Good Crime Causes in 2014 by West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (15 Dec 2014)
- Commissioner’s Crime Fund continues to make a big impact (30 Jan 2015)
- Safer Communities Fund grant (11 May 2015)
- New round of grants for Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund (1 Sept 2015)
- One million pounds given to West Yorkshire by Police and Crime Commissioner to help reduce crime (27 Nov 2015)
- £200,000 for good causes as the Safer Communities Fund opens for applications (30 Nov 2015)
- Antisocial youths in Bradford being educated thanks to Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund (19 Feb 2016)
- Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund helps adults with learning disabilities (29 Jan 2016)
- Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund helps make young people safer in Kirklees (29 Jan 2016)
- Drug awareness project launched (18 Jan 2016)
- Police and Crime Commissioner Supports “It’s My Right” Transgender Youth Campaign (13 Oct 2015)
- Police and Crime Commissioner joins a No Way Trust visit (17 Mar 2015)
- Over £1.2million of recovered money given to good causes by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (4 Mar 2016)
- Airedale students create DVD to tackle alcohol and domestic abuse (11 Mar 2016)
- Safer Communities Fund helps young women at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (14 Mar 2016)
- West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner inviting good causes to apply for a slice of £130,000 (14 Mar 2016)
- West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sees Community Spirit in Dewsbury (16 Mar 2016)
- Over £1.3 million of recovered money given to good causes by West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (24 June 2016)
- £140,000 available for good causes in latest round of the Safer Communities Fund (12 Dec 2016)
- Latest Safer Communities Fund grant opens and targets crime prevention (30 Aug 2016)
- Over £1.5m of recovered criminal cash returned to our communities (2 Dec 2016)
Huge community boost from Commissioner crime fund with more than £500,000 awarded this year so far (23 Oct 2014)
More than half a million pounds, £567,000, has now been awarded
to charities, voluntary groups and other organisations across West
Yorkshire under the Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer
Money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) is fed into this single community pot exclusively for local community safety initiatives.
At an event at Thornhill Academy in Dewsbury last night (WED) 35 successful groups and projects were awarded the thousands of pounds to support various initiatives.
During the third round of the Fund, 165 applications totalling £885,892 were received by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire.
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark
"I am continually impressed by the amount of worthy causes and organisations applying for money from the Safer Communities Fund to help our communities feel safer.
"This money will allow them to help provide an invaluable
service to our local communities as funding cuts continue to impact
on charities and voluntary groups across West Yorkshire.
"This is the third round of my Safer Communities Fund awards with a specific equality and diversity theme this time and a further total of £155,000 has now gone to these projects across West Yorkshire. The sheer volume of applicants demonstrates just how crucial this fund is and I am pleased to be able to support such good causes to ensure our communities are safer and feel safer, but ideally I would like more POCA money to fund more groups in 2014/2015 in order to meet the clear demand out there.
"Each of the groups that were successful in their applications received 70 percent of the money applied for. Every approved application was also looked at by an Independent Advisory Board made up of community safety representatives and those from the voluntary sector across the county, whilst meeting a clear criteria to deliver against my Police and Crime Plan priorities.
"Applications were received from a wide variety of groups in all
parts of West Yorkshire and this significant level of demand really
highlights the need to retain all Proceeds of Crime in the
"The fourth grant round for the Safer Communities Fund will open on 3 November with more details on our website, so I would encourage local organisations and groups to submit applications of up to £7,500 to make sure their communities will be safer and feel safer as a result of these monies."
West Yorkshire Police Temporary Deputy Chief Constable John Robins said: "We are successfully continuing to crackdown on criminals to ensure they do not benefit from the proceeds of their crimes.
"It is pleasing that cash seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act is being put back into local communities which may have been affected by crime.
"Members of the public are our eyes and ears - we rely on them to supply information which enables us to identify and apprehend criminals.
"Anyone who suspects individuals are benefiting from ill-gotten gains can contact police in confidence and anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."